Counselor News

In the Classroom

In Kindergarten through 3rd grade, we are working on calming down strong feelings. Students are learning to recognize feelings in their bodies and following the calm down steps: Say STOP, Name your feeling, calm down (breathing, counting, or using positive self talk).

You can help your child practice at home! If you see your child upset, say "I can see that you are upset, take a deep breath with me. How is your body feeling?" Recognition of feelings is the first step in regulating our emotions. This is helpful practice for adults too!

4th and 5th grade lessons will focus on handling put-downs, and the difference between teasing, mean behavior, and bullying.

Fargo Public Schools identifies bullying behavior as having three important components:

• Bullying is aggressive behavior that involves unwanted negative actions

• Bullying involves a pattern of behavior repeated over time

• Bullying involves an imbalance of power or strength

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Kindness Week!

The best way to prevent bullying is by teaching empathy and kindness to children. Eagles will be celebrating Kindness Week February 14- February 18th. Throughout the week, Eagles student council will be presenting kindness challenges over the announcements. We will also be holding a Kindness coloring contest. Grade level winners will receive a new book about kindness and empathy.

Please wear Red on Monday, February 14th to celebrate Kindness!

National School Counseling Week

February 7-11 is National School Counseling Week. This week is dedicated towards raising awareness of School Counseling Programs and advocating for the important role of school counseling in our students' lives. School Counselors are for ALL students.

Fargo Public Schools’ Counseling Program follows the standards set by ASCA (American School Counseling Association). Elementary School Counselors help in the identified areas of:

  • Personal and Social Development

  • Academic Development

  • Career Development

School Counseling services include:

  • Classroom Guidance Lessons

  • Small group counseling

  • Individual brief counseling (6-8 sessions)

  • Family support services

  • Community referrals

  • Assistance with basic needs and resources

Please read the following document for more information on School Counseling Programs!